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Arlene G. Halstead

May 14, 1926 — May 19, 2019

Arlene G. Halstead, 93, of Grayling, MI passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019. She was born on May 14, 1926 in Marion, Indiana to Joe and Esther (Hayes) Dilling. Arlene married Claude Halstead, Jr. on March 31, 1947 in Manistee, MI. He preceded her in death n 2000 after 53 years of marriage. Arlene attended Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and was previously quite active in activities of the church, was a cub scout leader for her children, she sold 'stamps' for savings bonds for Grayling State Bank, and was active in NCO Club activities. She enjoyed traveling, and enjoyed many types of crafts. Survived by her children: Raymond (Sarah) Halstead of Grayling; Carolynne Baker of Grayling; Leslie (Paula) Halstead of California; Kenneth Halstead of Grayling; Dwane (Margaret) Halstead of Maryland; Elizabeth (Steven) Weaver of Frederic; and Kim (Dawn) Halstead of Grayling. Arlene was blessed with several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Claude, infant daughter Laura; grandsons David Baker and Joshua Halstead; 5 sisters and 1 brother. Visitation will be held at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home on Thursday, May 23, 2019 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to For those that wish to remember Arlene by memorial contribution, please consider Crawford County Commission on Aging or Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Arlene G. Halstead, please visit our flower store.


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